Steven Phillips focuses his practice on the representation of corporations, associations and foreign governments before Congress, the Administration and federal agencies, with a concentration on trade, tax, communications, defense, homeland security, insurance, banking, environment and energy. He also advises clients on congressional strategies, the legislative process and the regulatory process.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Steven served as legislative director and counsel to Senator Jesse Helms, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. During his 10 years in Congress, Steven developed and implemented the senator's legislative strategy and managed his legislative staff. He served as the senior policy advisor to the senator on a broad range of issues, including trade, tax, communications, banking, health care, energy, environment, and product liability reform. Steven' responsibilities included drafting legislation and speeches, in addition to providing advice on Senate floor strategy.
Prior to working in the Senate, Steven served as a law clerk for a mid-size French law firm and as a law clerk to a firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is fluent in French and has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia.
J.D., Campbell University, The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law 1987
LL.M., Georgetown University 1989
B.A., Campbell University 1984